Labour Begins Picketing NERC, DisCos’ Offices Over Electricity Tariff Hike.


Members of the organised labour, today, began picketing the offices of the Nigerian electricity regulatory commission (NERC) and distribution companies (DisCos)’s premises nationwide over the recent hike in electricity tariff.

The leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the trade union congress (TUC) over the weekend, issued a directive to their members to picket these offices in protest of the tariff hike. The union leaders had earlier sent a letter to relevant authorities warning they would embark on the exercise if the electricity tariff hike was not reversed.

NLC’s acting General Secretary Chris Uyot and his TUC counterpart Anka Hassan signed the directive that read in part, “We write to inform you of the picketing action scheduled to take place in the offices of the NERC and Electricity Distribution companies (DISCOS) in all states, including the FCT.

“The action will jointly take place on Monday, 13th of May 2024 nationwide simultaneously. Therefore, the two Labour centres are directed to work together to carry out this important action. While counting on your usual cooperation, kindly accept the assurances of our goodwill and highest regards.”

The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, led members of the union in protest at the nation’s capital, Abuja, on Monday with the workers asking for an immediate reversal in the hike of the electricity tariff.


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